Seattle's outgoing mayor Mike McGinn is a big advocate of bringing fiber-based broadband to the city via its relationship with Gigabit Squared, but has revealed that financial issues could stop the network from getting off the ground.
Chinese communications and technology provider Huawei has unveiled what it calls the world's first G.fast over coax multi-user access prototype compatible with cable TV signals on existing coaxial networks, essentially modifying a standard built for telecom twisted pairs.
Sonic.net, a competitive broadband provider, is putting network facilities in place in Santa Rosa, Calif., to offer a 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the premises and hosted PBX service bundle for $40 a month.
Google's 1 Gbps fiber to the premises buildout may only be a blip on the broadband screen, but the one thing it has done is tout the importance of bandwidth speeds to consumers. And that's drawn the attention of Tier 1 providers and cable operators alike.
Google Fiber has named Leawood, Kan. as the next city where it's going to deliver its fiber to the premises service after it received approval from the city council last night. Leawood will become the fourteenth Kansas City-area community where it will deliver service to residential customers.
Fiber-based broadband, whether delivered over an all Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) or hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Node (FTTN) network, is set to rise to 19 percent of global wireline broadband by the end of this year, says a new ABI Research report.
AT&T may be more conservative on the fiber to the premises (FTTP) front, but it has been finding a growing niche for fiber-based broadband in Greenfield developments and its new agreement with Dewhirst Properties in Knoxville, Tenn., is no different.
AT&T is making its latest fiber to the premises network move with plans to deliver services to a number of new apartment homes in Atlanta, Austin and Orlando.
BT will begin offering consumers a 300/20 Mbps Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) speed option in 50 markets where it has already deployed fiber-based network infrastructure by the end of this year.
iiNet, an Australian-based competitive telco, has begun offering fiber to the premises-based services over the government-backed National Broadband Network in South Perth and Victoria Park.